Hello, Gamer Friends!
So… as you all know, I have been waiting for Red Dead 2 to come out for what seems like forever now. I know a lot of yall have been waiting right along with me and I am sad to report, it has been delayed yet again. NOOOOO!!! I mean, what the heck is going on??? I have to find out….
Rockstar Games has just announced that it will launch in Spring of 2018. This is frustrating, to say the least since we were told it would have been released this past Fall and here we are still waiting….
“This outlaw epic set across the vast and unforgiving American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans,” Rockstar stated in a recent post.
To try to smooth things over, Rockstar has promised fans that more details will be out this summer along with new screenshots. Those screenshots can be seen in the short video below…
Rockstar goes on to explain the reasons why we’re still waiting…
“The purpose of the delay for Red Dead Redemption 2 is to make sure we deliver the most extraordinary game we’re capable of providing.”
I believe that… I mean, Red Dead Redemption is one of the most detailed story games I have ever played. This is not just a game… It has become something much bigger than that. Not all games have the capability to actually make you feel for the character and his/her outcome. For me, I actually felt a strong connection to John Marston, an outlaw looking for not just his own redemption, that didn’t come until later in the game… but, he was a man that found himself on the wrong side of the law, and he just wanted out, for his family and for himself. It truly had me hoping he could turn things around… it had me cheering for the “bad guy,” who wasn’t really the bad guy at all…. and if you’ve played it then you know how the story wrapped up in the end. I’ll admit it, I cried like a baby. Everyone I know who has played it shares my connection to John and his story. That’s really hard to do… And that’s a lot for Red Dead 2 to live up to. Without giving too much away for those who haven’t yet played it… I will say it was one of the most dramatic endings I have ever witnessed. It has to be difficult to create something that so many people can relate to on such a deep level. Ask anyone who has played it, and I guarantee they feel the same. It’s just one of those games you cannot get enough of. I certainly wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the first installment… I wanted more! And I still want more….
Being the first game that Rockstar has actually built up from the ground up, they feel as if they need to be sure the game is worthy of its title. They have mentioned that they had to give the game more time to become the vision they have been working toward… and they won’t release it until they feel it is perfect. In a way, we have to thank them for wanting to bring us something so amazing. I have to agree, I would be devastated if it wasn’t up to par. I have high expectations for this next installment and they best not let me down…lol. They are aware of how much love there is for this game, and they know at this point they better live up to the hype. That’s a lot of pressure. I am so disappointed to know we have to continue our wait… But, I am just hoping, in the end, it will all be worth it, and I’m sure it will be.
“We have not run into particular issues, we are building a new game from the ground up for the first time for new-generation consoles. And the pressure that we put on ourselves to deliver excellence and to delight consumers is extraordinary.” Says, Strauss Zelnick from Rockstar. Looks like I’m right on the money when it comes to why their progress has been delayed.
“We want to make sure that the appropriate time is taken to do the very best job we can and I that’s what consumers expect from Rockstar games, and that’s what Rockstar games typically delivers. So we support the label’s decision emphatically, and we are utterly confident that it will prove in time to be wise first and foremost creatively and artistically, economically as well.” Zelnick explained.
Let’s face the facts here… Read Dead 2 will release sometime during Take-Two’s fiscal year in 2019. Yes, they say 2018 because that means it will finally arrive somewhere between April of 2018 and March 2019. Let’s just hope it sooner rather than later… again.
Before I wrap, this is up… I was able to find a few good trailers, here’s the first one that was released…
Awww man… even as short as that was… It has me feeling SUPER excited!! Here’s a video I found that breaks down and analyzes the trailer, discussing details we may have overlooked. I can’t help it… I can’t get enough of this game and chances are you can’t either. I am just too in love with Red Dead!
Well, guys, I hope that you find yourself more informed regarding the progress of this epic game, and I promise to keep you up to date if I happen to come across any future info.
How disappointed are you to find out the delay continues? As disappointed as me?
Let me know in your comments!
Thanks so much for stopping by Ky’s Korner… I catch up with yall next week. See you then!
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